Environmental Justice League of RI
By Steve Ahlquist on June 21, 2017
“Dawn Euer is a strong, passionate voice for reproductive freedom and is exactly the type of leader these times demand,” said Amy Black, Chair of Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island PAC, announcing the group’s endorsement of Euer in the Democratic primary for RI State Senate District 13.
Posted in Elections, Featured, Newport, News, State House | Tagged Amy Black, Bike Newport, Craig O’Connor, Dawn Euer, Environmental Justice League of RI, gayle goldin, Guttmacher Institute, Marriage Equality Rhode Island, MERI, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Newport and South County chapter of the RI National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island PAC, PPV!RI PAC, Reproductive Health Care Act, Rhode Island State Constitution, Roe. v. Wade, US Supreme Court | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 2, 2017
“For five hours today, we actually did create a new world where food was free,” said Michael Araujo at the end of the day, “We shared each others company equally, safely and beautifully. Children were able to play without any fear. And everyone lifted each other up throughout this entire process.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on September 2, 2016
“…the City shall take all necessary actions to oppose the proposed Fields Point liquefaction facility, including ceasing to act as a cooperating agency with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and shall not grant any tax stabilizations, subsidies, or any other forms of support to the project.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, National News, News, Politics, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Carmen Castillo, EJLRI, Environmental Justice League of RI, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, fields point, Jo-Ann Ryan, national grid, NOLNGinPVD, Port of Providence, Providence City Council, RI Sierra Club, sam zurier, Save The Bay, seth yurdin, Terrence Hassett, wilbur jennings | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 24, 2016
A second demonstration to bring attention to the $100 million fracked, liquefied natural gas compressor station National Grid is trying to build in South Providence was held outside the company’s location at the corner of Allens Ave and Terminal Rd Wednesday afternoon.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 10, 2016
The organizers see the expansion of chemical industries in this area of South Providence as “a clear example of environmental racism as all 11 of the EPA’s identified toxic polluters in Providence are already in this zip code, which is predominantly low-income people of color.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged David Graves, EJLRI, Environmental Justice League of RI, EPA, FANG Collective, national grid | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 3, 2016
As Governor Gina Raimondo presented her State of the State address to the General Assembly and the television viewers at home, she was being simultaneously protested by two groups.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, Immigration, National News, News, Photos, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Clear River Energy Center, EJLRI, English for Action, Environmental Justice League of RI, fang, fields point, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Fossil Free Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Jesus Holguin, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Nick Katkevich, Sheldon Whitehouse, Spectra Energy | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on July 9, 2015
Last year Providence City Councillor John Igliozzi proposed that future tax breaks for large corporations should include $15 minimum wage guarantees, but this year, as Chair of the Finance Committee, Igliozzi has failed to deliver on this proposal.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Labor, Providence, Taxes | Tagged activism, cities and towns, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, corporate greed, Democrats, Economic Development, Economy, Environmental Justice League of RI, fossil free ri, Fred Ordonez, Fuerza Laboral / Power of Workers, greg gerritt, I-195 Commission, IUPAT Local 195 DC 11, jesse strecker, jorge elorza, Labor, Le Meridien, news, Occupy, Occupy Providence, Politics, Poverty, Prosperity for RI, Providence, Providence City Council, Rhode Island, Rhode Island State House, RI Progressive Democrats of America, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, tax stabilization agreements, Taxes, Teamsters Local 251, Unite Here Local 217 | Leave a response